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    “Area Presidency Assignments,” Ensign, August 2019

    Area Presidency Assignments

    Ensign Magazine, 2019/08 Aug

    The First Presidency has announced that seven areas in the United States and Canada will be combined into three areas. This change as well as the following Area Presidency assignments will be effective August 1.

    President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, explained that Area Presidencies “focus on the specific needs of each region, providing counsel and direction to regional and local leaders.”

    Africa Southeast

    Palmer, S. Mark

    S. Mark Palmer

    President

    Sitati, Joseph W.

    Joseph W. Sitati

    First Counselor

    Koch, Joni L.

    Joni L. Koch

    Second Counselor

    Africa West

    Nash, Marcus B.

    Marcus B. Nash

    President

    Dube, Edward

    Edward Dube

    First Counselor

    Martinez, Hugo E.

    Hugo E. Martinez

    Second Counselor

    Asia

    Evans, David F.

    David F. Evans

    President

    Meurs, Peter F.

    Peter F. Meurs

    First Counselor

    Elder David P. Homer Official Portrait

    David P. Homer

    Second Counselor

    Asia North

    Choi, Yoon Hwan

    Yoon Hwan Choi

    President

    Elder Takashi Wada Official Portrait

    Takashi Wada

    First Counselor

    L. Todd Budge

    L. Todd Budge

    Second Counselor

    Brazil

    Aidukaitis, Marcos A.

    Marcos A. Aidukaitis

    President

    Parrella, Adilson de Paula

    Adilson de Paula Parrella

    First Counselor

    Costa, Joaquin E.

    Joaquin E. Costa

    Second Counselor

    Caribbean

    Alonso, Jose L.

    Jose L. Alonso

    President

    Gavarret, Eduardo

    Eduardo Gavarret

    First Counselor

    Jorge M. Alvarado

    Jorge M. Alvarado

    Second Counselor

    Central America

    Uceda, Juan A.

    Juan A. Uceda

    President

    Taylor, Brian K.

    Brian K. Taylor

    First Counselor

    Alan R. Walker

    Alan R. Walker

    Second Counselor

    Europe

    Sabin, Gary B.

    Gary B. Sabin

    President

    De Feo, Massimo

    Massimo De Feo

    First Counselor

    Kopischke, Erich W.

    Erich W. Kopischke

    Second Counselor

    Europe East

    Golden, Christoffel Jr.

    Christoffel Golden

    President

    Hans T. Boom

    Hans T. Boom

    First Counselor

    Samaykin, Alexey V.

    Alexey V. Samaykin*

    Second Counselor

    Mexico

    Valenzuela, Arnulfo

    Arnulfo Valenzuela

    President

    Pino, Rafael D.

    Rafael E. Pino

    First Counselor

    Pingree, John C. Jr.

    John C. Pingree Jr.

    Second Counselor

    Middle East/Africa North

    Administered from Church headquarters

    Perkins, Anthony D.

    Anthony D. Perkins

    President

    Kacher, Larry S.

    Larry S. Kacher

    First Counselor

    Jeffrey H. Singer

    Jeffrey H. Singer*

    Second Counselor

    North America Central

    Nielsen, S. Gifford

    S. Gifford Nielsen

    President

    Wong, Chi Hong (Sam)

    Chi Hong (Sam) Wong

    First Counselor

    Matthew L. Carpenter Official Portrait

    Matthew L. Carpenter

    Second Counselor

    North America Northeast

    Bennett, Randall K.

    Randall K. Bennett

    President

    Haynie, Allen D.

    Allen D. Haynie

    First Counselor

    Bassett, W. Mark

    W. Mark Bassett

    Second Counselor

    North America Southeast

    Martino, James B.

    James B. Martino

    President

    Stanfill, Vern P.

    Vern P. Stanfill

    First Counselor

    Montoya, Hugo

    Hugo Montoya

    Second Counselor

    North America Southwest

    Pieper, Paul B.

    Paul B. Pieper

    President

    Ochoa, Adrian

    Adrián Ochoa

    First Counselor

    Elder Kyle S. McKay Official Portrait

    Kyle S. McKay

    Second Counselor

    North America West

    Pearson, Kevin W.

    Kevin W. Pearson

    President

    Whiting, Scott D.

    Scott D. Whiting

    First Counselor

    Klebingat, Jorg

    Jörg Klebingat

    Second Counselor

    Pacific

    Ardern, Ian S.

    Ian S. Ardern

    President

    Nattress, K. Brett

    K. Brett Nattress

    First Counselor

    Yamashita, Kazuhiko

    Kazuhiko Yamashita

    Second Counselor

    Philippines

    Schmutz, Evan A.

    Evan A. Schmutz

    President

    Taniela B. Wakolo

    Taniela B. Wakolo

    First Counselor

    Elder Steven R. Bangerter Official Portrait

    Steven R. Bangerter

    Second Counselor

    South America Northwest

    Falabella, Enrique R.

    Enrique R. Falabella

    President

    Zeballos, Jorge F.

    Jorge F. Zeballos

    First Counselor

    Elder Mathias Held Official Portrait

    Mathias Held

    Second Counselor

    South America South

    De Hoyos, Benjamin

    Benjamín De Hoyos

    President

    Bragg, Mark A.

    Mark A. Bragg

    First Counselor

    Elder Juan Pablo Villar Official Portrait

    Juan Pablo Villar

    Second Counselor

    Utah

    Christensen, Craig C.

    Craig C. Christensen

    President

    Funk, Randy D.

    Randy D. Funk

    First Counselor

    Gonzalez, Walter F.

    Walter F. González

    Second Counselor